There are far more private fertility clinics in London than any other part of the country, which means prices are often cheaper than elsewhere (as they're all competing with each other for customers). Most of them are also highly rated and well-regarded by patients.

The private fertility clinics on this list are the best of the best in London and Greater London:

  • They’ve achieved a “5/5” inspection rating from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
  • They’ve received a patient rating of at least “4/5” on the HFEA website.
  • They have an average Google rating of at least 4 stars (out of 5).
  • They have an IVF birth rate that’s at least “consistent with the national average”.

Before we get started… a quick word about “success rates”

“Success rates” means different things to different clinics. Often, it means, “We’ll publish any statistics that make us look better than our competitors – even if those statistics are misleading or meaningless – and we’ll ignore all the other numbers.”

Don’t fall for it! The most important things to remember are:

  • Most UK IVF clinics have very similar success rates to each other. Almost all are “consistent with the national average” (meaning they’re just a few percentage points in either direction of the average). Just two are significantly “below” and two are significantly “above” the national average.
  • The most reliable “success rate” measure is “birth rates per embryo transferred” (not “per embryo transfer” or “per embryo transfer event” – which seem very similar but are different).

    This is the preferred measure of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) for assessing IVF success, and I agree that it’s the most useful measure in most instances. The HFEA publishes “birth rates per embryo transferred” data for all clinics in the country, but clinics can decide to publish other data on their own websites (which, as mentioned above, many of them do).

    For more information about why this is the most useful measure, read my article about IVF success rates and what they mean.

Right… on with the list!

Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH)

230-232 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 5QS

020 7837 2905
info@crgh.co.uk
www.crgh.co.uk

Inspection rating: 5/5
HFEA patient rating: 4.5/5
Google rating: 4/5
IVF birth rate: consistent with the national average

Note: CRGH provides a huge amount of “success rates” data on its website, but doesn’t include the “births per embryo transferred” statistic that’s arguably the most reliable measure of success.

I’m not sure why, because their numbers are impressive. In fact, I’d argue that their success rates are above the national average – and I’m not sure why HFEA has only classified them as “consistent with” the national average. Read the HFEA’s page on CRGH to learn more about the clinic’s success rates: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/choose-a-clinic/clinic-search/results/44/.

IVF London – new clinic

Caspian House
The Waterfront Elstree
Borehamwood
WD6 3BS

020 8207 4115
info@ivflondon.co.uk
https://ivflondon.co.uk/

Inspection rating: new clinic (no ratings published on HFEA website yet)
HFEA patient rating: 5/5
Google rating: 5/5
IVF birth rate: new clinic (no birth rates published on HFEA website yet)

This is a new clinic, so the HFEA doesn’t have birth statistics for it yet. It’s included in this list because it already has excellent patient reviews.

City Fertility

16 St John Street
London
EC1M 4NT

020 8209 3226
info@city-fertility.com
www.city-fertility.com

Inspection rating: 5/5
HFEA patient rating: 4.5/5
Google rating: 3.9/5
IVF birth rate: consistent with the national average

Be aware! The City Fertility website barely contains any information about success rates – apart from two rather unhelpful bar charts. Rather than visit the website, read the HFEA’s page on City Fertility to learn more about the clinic’s success rates: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/choose-a-clinic/clinic-search/results/9094/.

Lister Fertility Clinic

The Lister Hospital
Chelsea Bridge Road
London
SW1W 8RH

020 7730 5932
info@LFclinic.com
www.ivf.org.uk

Inspection rating: 5/5
HFEA patient rating: 4.5/5
Google rating: 3.8/5
IVF birth rate: consistent with the national average

Note: while Lister Fertility Clinic gets bonus points for using the most useful metric – “births per embryo transferred” – its “success rates” page is full of hard-to-grasp, hard-to-compare data. It’s easier to read the HFEA’s data on the clinic here: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/choose-a-clinic/clinic-search/results/6/.

CARE London

Park Lorne
111 Park Road
London
NW8 7JL

020 7616 6767
www.carefertility.com/our-clinics/ivf-clinic-london/

Inspection rating: 5/5
HFEA patient rating: 5/5
Google rating: 4.5/5
IVF birth rate: consistent with the national average

Bonus points! The CARE London website provides easy-to-understand, easy-to-compare success rates – including “births per embryo transferred”. Read the top of this page for more about why “births per embryo transferred” is the most reliable measure of success.

King's Fertility

1st Floor, Unit 6
KCH Business Park
Denmark Hill
London
SE5 9RS

020 3957 7950
info@kingsfertility.co.uk
www.kingsfertility.co.uk

Inspection rating: 5/5
HFEA patient rating: 4.5/5
Google rating: 4.2/5
IVF birth rate: consistent with the national average

Note: while the success rates published on the King’s Fertility website are comprehensive and detailed, they don’t include the “births per embryo transferred” statistic – which is arguably the most reliable measure of success. It’s worth reading the King’s Fertility “success” page, but be sure to read the HFEA’s information too: https://www.hfea.gov.uk/choose-a-clinic/clinic-search/results/109/.

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